Health Programs that Focus on Hearing, Diabetes and More
Lions are known as "knights of
the blind," focusing on programs and services for the blind and visually
impaired – and aim to eliminate preventable and reversible blindness. But we
also participate in other community health programs and projects.
Lions support local and large-scale global health programs to
control and prevent diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, the
leading cause of vision loss in adults of working age in industrialized
And around the world, many Lions service projects have an impact on health. For example, Lions in
the United Kingdom funded the first
fully equipped ambulance for newborns in Bosnia and
Herzegovina. And Lions in the Cayman Islands have worked to increase awareness and early detection of breast cancer.